Conservatives are calling on The Washington Post to cease describing columnist Jennifer Rubin as a conservative, and ask that the newspaper “hire a true conservative,” The Hill reports.
“We, of course, respect the right of The Washington Post to employ whatever writers it pleases — even Jennifer Rubin," reads a letter to the Post signed by over three dozen conservatives, including American Principles Project’s Terry Schilling and Francis Cannon, and Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser. "However, we ask for the sake of intellectual honesty that the Post cease to identify her as in any way 'conservative.'
"Given the Post’s standing as an important platform for political opinion in our nation’s capital, we also respectfully request that you consider hiring a voice who can eloquently and effectively defend the positions held by our president, his party, and the millions of voters who elected him," they write. "We would be happy to provide recommendations.”
The letter adds that “it is nearly impossible to discern any conservatism in Rubin’s contemporary writing,” and claims that she has reversed her position on multiple policies, including gun control, tax cuts, abortion and climate change.
"Anyone following Rubin’s writing closely at this point would rightfully find the claim that she is ‘conservative’ laughable. And yet, she is still regularly touted in the media as a conservative voice — and by your own paper as ‘reporting from a center-right perspective."
“This issue exemplifies why so many Americans — particularly conservatives — hold a high distrust of the media,” it continues. “How can an average reader take the Post’s opinion section seriously when, of its numerous regular columnists, none can be found which defend the policies of our nation’s elected president?”
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